Thursday, June 16, 2011

Blessed Card

Such a pretty stamp set. It was an April Stamp of the Month and I love both the greetings in this set of 12. "We are so Blessed" and "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.--Alfred Lord Tennyson." I never knew Tennyson to be the author of this saying. Flowers, Leaves, and Greetings, can we ever have too many stamps???
When I saw this saying, I new I had to make something with it and incorporate the rosebud ribbons in our Designer Ribbons pink collection. Here is my card. The left side is the outside and the right side is the inside of the card. It is the "Sun Dial" design on page 14 of the Close To My Heart Wishes Card Confidence Program book.

For the leaves, I hand cut little ovals out of cardstock scraps, scored and folded them in half. The circle and decorative corners on front greetings and inside panel were created with punches I colored the leaves on the inside panel with Garden Green and then flicked the center protion with Olive for the highlight. The flower's solid part of the stamp was inked with Sunflower ink, and then the lower edges were rolled in Smoothie ink and then stamped. This is so easy to do with totally clear stamps and blocks. Then I used the blending pen and my matching inks to blend out any lines in the flower.

Supplies Used
9033 Wishes Card Confidence Program
D1455 Blessed My Acrylix Stamp Set
X7136B Mayberry Level 2 Paper Pack
1245 Olive Cardstock
Exclusive Inks Markers: Z2337 Olive & Z2320 Garden Green
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Z2114 Cocoa, ZZ2196 Smoothie, & Z2150 Sunflower
Z1384 Pink Designer Ribbon Collection
Z697 Sponge
3174 Blending Pen 
Z608 Scoring Stylus
Other items: Circle punch and Stamping Up corner punch


  1. Very pretty! It is important to remember that we are indeed so blessed (even when we feel life is handing us lemons).

  2. How true Haley. A pretty card too, can brighten a friend's day. I have friends who send unexpected cards--what a treat and a blessing to bring a smile to my face on the worst of days.